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August 12, 2005

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JesseJenkins

"Frankly, even if we had the technology right now to supplant the current energy system with something new and sustainable that was cheap and wonderful it would still take us several decades to do it because its such a big enterprise."

He's right here. The scale of our petroleum addiction is MASSIVE. But its not insurmountable.

"But we don’t even remotely have that right now."

I wouldn't be so sure about that bucko. There's some promising stuff coming down the line:

1)printable thin-film pvs (see this this and this)
2)solar concentrators (see this )
3)advanced biofuels refining processes (see this and this)
5)zinc-air (see this this and this )

Keep your eyes open. The alt-energy revolution is in no way stalled (despite little help from our Texan-in-Chief).

Cheers,
Jesse Jenkins aka WattHead
(watthead.blogspot.com )

Butch

If you wait for government and municipality to do it, we will run out of oil first and then it will be snafued by the cash mongers. Independent action by the people is the only way to realise independence from fossil fuels. We are doing it so that you can do it... NOW, later is to late. Americans are dying for oil. Wake-up. See what you can do at HTTP://www.airusa.org

Neal

In line with this line of thought on how far along we are in alternative energy, when are alternative energy IPOs going to get legit?

I think the good news is there have been lots of IPOs in cleantech and energy technology, and some are doing well. We’re talking solar, fuel cells, wind, biodiesel.

The bad news is they are for small, young companies, not the market leaders, and many of them are on small cap overseas markets like AIM and the ASX, not just on Nasdaq.

I can't figure out if the sector is getting stronger or weaker. When are the major players like BP Solar, Sharp Solar etc. going to go public?

Read the recent article on Cleantech Blog:
http://www.cleantechblog.com/2005/10/race-for-small-cleantech-ipos.html


I think the good news is there have been lots of IPOs in cleantech and energy technology, and some are doing well. We’re talking solar, fuel cells, wind, biodiesel.

The bad news is they are for small, young companies, not the market leaders, and many of them are on small cap overseas markets like the UK and Australia.

I can't figure out if the sector is getting stronger or weaker. When are the major players like BP Solar, Sharp Solar etc. going to go public?

Neal
CleantechBlog.com

JACKASS

hey---I just realized that I have like a multiple personality disorder---that means for you--JACKASS is tiberianfallout. Pretty screwed up dude, I am taking medication, so hopefully I won't write JACKASS comments anymore---crazy I tell ya--never thought it was true until like the guy dialated a coin in front of me and I started speaking two different languages.

I am not a full-fledged skitso, but I am kind of lopsided --now I understand why my life is such a mess. Interesting I attacked mw own pride, I guess I am my own self-humiliator--wtf? ---yea, society is based on pride and recognition---but my personality keeps on limiting MYSELF---Me, Myself and butthead.

t

see---one after another---except now I am like one (not speaking in another voice)

Ok--brace for screwed up weather or an ice age---or if your bored like me, you can just write random shit on a blog.

t

Mr. Jackyl and Mr. Hyde....never thought that was true man.

but it is---you mirror your own personality off others ---you react either completely differently or slightly differently toward others---most basic example: you act subservient to your boss, you act as an equal to your friends...

you constantly banter to set people in their social place---that is why bosses are constantly being tested---to see they are worth the "boss" position--same thing for me man---only reverse--I mirror your personality off me.
Yea, I thought it was kind of weird. But you aqpparently converge to a "common" personality that satisfies the parameters of another persons expectations, or how you would like that person to think of you or imbue you with certain traits.

Or maybe I should just go to the crack house--lol.

Rick Peters

uhm...hellooo the discussion was about something else. and the article IS perfectly right.

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